The Braves released new stadium renderings, none of which are official

It’s been a busy season for the Atlanta Braves and their future home in Cobb County. The past few weeks have seen heavy machinery on the ground, and last night, the development team for the $400 million mixed-use complex was formally announced. Today, new images of the stadium were released–and although we have to admit that a few of them are rather stunning, it’s important to realize that nothing pictured is official.

A proposed law could cloud details of spending on the Braves and Falcons stadiums

Atlanta Braves pitchers and catchers are basking under the Florida sun as they prepare for the 2014 baseball season. Meanwhile, dark clouds could be forming in Atlanta to obscure details of public spending on the team’s proposed $672 million stadium.

Video of the Day: Philly fan reaction to the Uggla grand slam

Granted, we did our share of taunting Dan Uggla last year. But Phillies fans are the worst. Spend your lunch break replaying this video courtesy of Timothy Burke at Deadspin.

MLB Hall of Fame: Bobby Cox more than belongs

Ninety-one years of managing, 7,558 wins, seventeen pennants, ten Manager of the Year awards, and eight world championships were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame when the veterans committee unanimously cast their ballots for Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre, and Bobby Cox today. And Bobby carried his weight in every category. Except the last one.

Braves Relocation Update: The city’s timeline of what happened

In response to criticism that his administration was paying more attention to the Falcons than to the Braves, thus letting the latter slink away to Cobb County, Mayor Kasim Reed yesterday released a timeline that showed, among other things, that his office was . . . paying more attention to the Falcons than the Braves.

Neither snow, nor sleet, nor taxpayer objection keep Cobb from fast-tracking stadium plans

Cobb County commissioners agreed Tuesday to a two-week delay before voting on new zoning rules for keeping backyard chickens. But they wouldn’t postpone a much more contentious decision on $8 million a year in new taxes to subsidize the Atlanta Braves.Opponents objected that new information on who would be taxed to help finance a new stadium for the Braves had only become available this week. Previously released maps of new tax districts, they said, were poorly reproduced and virtually unreadable.

#Snowmaggedon: Chipper to the rescue!

Last night, like so many commuters, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was stranded on the clogged, ice-covered Atlanta highways, trying to get home. And likewise, while idling behind the wheel, he thumbed out tweets of frustration. Fortunately for Freeman, a resourceful (and perhaps a little crazy) friend was listening.

Mark DeRosa joins MLB Network

This season our own Mark DeRosa joins the likes of Harold Reynolds and Al Leiter behind the desk of MLB Tonight, the MLB Network’s signature nightly highlight and analysis show.

Who is casting All-Star votes for Justin Upton?

What do a supermodel and an evangelical political strategist have in common? How about a legendary half of Outkast and our hometown burrito chain? They all support  Atlanta Brave Justin Upton's All-Star bid. Oh, so does BJ Upton, in case you wondered.

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